Hailing from the Bay Area, The Humidors have been churning out their own unique brand of party music for nearly a decade. Combining elements of hard-hitting funk, greasy soul, vintage R&B, soul jazz and more you can be sure that this eight-piece unit is committed to the groove in all its shapes and forms.
Consisting of some of the best Bay Area musicians and led by the heartfelt lead vocals of Andre Cruz, The Humidors have established themselves over their tenure as one of the West Coast's premier funk & soul bands and are committed to spreading Gospel of Funk to dance floors everywhere. Having shared the stage with acts such as Dumpstaphunk, The New Mastersounds, The Meters' Leo Nocentelli, Shuggie Otis, and the late, great Bernie Worrell, The Humidors are in their element on stage. Bursts and washes of B3, punchy horns, chugging percussion, thumping bass, and burning guitar leads all interweave in an infectious polyrhythmic stew.
This band of troubadours has developed a sound that pulls from a melting pot of old-school and modern influences, yet is always rooted in a commitment to ego-less playing that embraces the ensemble approach to funk.
The Humidors are Justin Abee (percussion), Patrick Cress (Baritone Sax), Andre Cruz (lead vocals), Rob Ewing (bass), Mike Mulqueen (guitar/vocals), Stevie Utstein (keyboards/organ), and Adam Willis (drums).